Mass Audubon's Annual Fundraiser & Birding Competition

Because Nature Needs Our Focus

May 10-11, 2019

Red-bellied Woodpecker © Irwin Lakin
Red-bellied Woodpecker © Irwin Lakin

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Bird-a-thon, Mass Audubon’s largest fundraiser, brings together supporters from across the state to raise essential funds for nature conservation, education, and advocacy and to compete in an exciting birding competition.

Each year, over 20 teams compete to spot as many bird species as possible in a 24-hour period. Team members and other supporters raise money for Mass Audubon sanctuaries and programs in honor of their participation. 

Help Us Get There!

Our goal for Bird-a-thon 2019 is to raise $230,000 for Mass Audubon's sanctuaries and programs.


Since this event began in 1983, thousands of dedicated Bird-a-thon supporters and team members have raised well over $3 million for Mass Audubon, its wildlife sanctuaries, and its programs statewide.

Bird-a-thon 2019 Isn't Over Yet!

You can still show your support

The birding may be done, but Bird-a-thon is still going strong. Teams have until mid-June to reach their fundraising goals—and possibly bring home a trophy!

You can make a donation online to support a participant, a team, or the overall event. Aside from showing your support, your donation will help protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife! 

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